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Drone Shot Down Off Haifa Coast

Drone Shot Down Off Haifa Coast

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** As this roundup went to press, Israeli announced it shot down a drone — presumably sent by Hezbollah — off the coast of Haifa. See Jerusalem Post,

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Israel, UNESCO, Compromise on Jerusalem

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. As if Hezbollah doesn’t have enough headaches. The US Treasury Dept. designated two Lebanese exchange houses as institutions of “primary money laundering concern.” According to the Jerusalem Post, it’s also

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UN Official Blames Boston Terror on Israel-US Ties

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The NY Times reports that American-Israeli differences on Iran continue to fester. The paper notes that the one weapon Israel would need most to attack Iran — heavy bunker busting

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John Kerry Equates Flotilla Raid With Boston Terror

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. John Kerry equated the Boston Marathon bombing with Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara raid. AP writes: Mr. Kerry said he understood the anger and frustration of those Turks who

UK Media: The Israel Line or The Bottom Line?

If the BBC wants to win over the Jewish community, it’ll have a lot of work to do. An Institute for Jewish Policy Research survey (pdf format) found that a whopping 80 percent of UK Jews believe the Beeb is biased against Israel. Because the BBC is significantly supported by households paying an annual £145.50

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Israeli Contact With Syrian Opposition?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Arab media reports say Israeli diplomats have already made contact with Syrian opposition leaders, “likely in order to gauge the possibility of establishing a buffer zone along the Golan Heights

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Terror Strikes Boston

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Terror strikes Boston. See below for a surprising number of Israel-angles. 2. What Does Yom Ha’atzmaut Mean to You? HonestReporting was in the streets of Jerusalem on Independence Day taking

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Fatah Fudges Fall of Fayyadism

Fayyad’s departure needs some serious Palestinian spin. After all, he brought a measure of sorely lacking accountability, transparency, and professionalism to the PA. So if you’re one of the money-hungry hawks who pushed out Fayyad, how do you explain away Fayyad’s resignation to unhappy donors? That’s easily done. The West made Fayyad look like a

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